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Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New APWU Contract!
The APWU CBA arbitration award has been issued. Local and state presidents will get a briefing today. National Officers are studying the award before commenting.
USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes || APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21  


California Postal Employee charged with stealing, selling at least 6,240 credit cards worth over $3 million

A Santa Ana, CA postal worker who worked for the USPS for more than 20 yrs. appeared in federal court this morning after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing from the mail and selling at least 6,240 credit cards.


USPS: Next Generation mailboxes now available

Customers can now purchase bigger mailboxes that accommodate larger packages delivered by USPS. 


Charges dropped against Brooklyn mailman for not delivering 40,000 pieces of mail

Federal prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against Brooklyn, New York  postal worker who was arrested in [2014] after investigators found 2,500 pounds [40,000 pieces] of mail stashed in his home and car.  Comments (Count)


Co-Workers defend Postal Worker indicted on assaulting USPS supervisor

Some postal workers spent Tuesday defending Martin and decrying what they call bad management at the United States Postal Service Office in Downtown Memphis. Video: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault  Comments (Count)


USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines  Comments (Count)


Quad Graphics: Recent USPS Hiring Practices Make No Sense

If you've seen the recent Dead Tree posting related to USPS' hiring binge, it should cause you to ask, "Why would any company that is losing total volume each year and has supposedly consolidated more than 300 facilities in the last couple years need to hire 125,000 new workers    Comments (Count)



Co-Workers defend Postal Worker indicted on assaulting USPS supervisor

Some postal workers spent Tuesday defending Martin and decrying what they call bad management at the United States Postal Service Office in Downtown Memphis. Video: USPS supervisor attacked; worker found, arrested for assault  Comments (Count)


USPS drops plan to outsource sorting of “Non-Machineable Outside Parcels (NMO) ” To UPS

In a memorandum to all Local Presidents, NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian and CAD Manager T.J. Branch disseminated information relative to the NPMHU's National-level grievance over the possible subcontracting of sorting and processing Non-Machinable Outside (NMO) parcels.   Comments (Count)



USPS workforce at lowest level in nearly 50 years, over 258,000 less employees in 7 years - The USPS FY 2015 annual report released on November 13, 2015 contained several interesting issues which has not been covered by mainstream media. One issue was the Postal Executive pay raises, bonuses and perk(s) that covered a few days ago. .  Comments (Count)


Trucks on fire: USPS Long Life Vehicles outlive their lifespan - Save The Post Office - Most LLVs are Right Hand Delivery (RHD) vehicles that were purchased between 1987 and 1994.  They weren’t built to last forever.  In fact, they were designed to go for 24 years, and many of them are already well past their expected lifespan.   Comments (Count)


New Jersey’s longest-serving mail carrier retires after 52 years - Postal officials say Glanville is the longest-serving city mail carrier in New Jersey. He was honored in a ceremony before he went out for his last day.   Comments (Count)


USPS Execs Get Pay Increase, Bonuses and PMG, DPMG get new perk for FY2015

Although USPS financials were widely reported in mainstream media and postal related news websites –nothing was reported about USPS executive’s pay or the new policy for PMG and DPMG


Will USPS resume Network Rationalization Consolidations/Closures Schedule in 2016?

After USPS consolidated and/or closed mail processing facilities service standards were not met in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 (January through March), despite the fact that the standards were lowered.   Comments (Count)


Chrysler to Supply 9,113 New 2016 Ram ProMaster Vans to USPS - As PostalReporter reported last month FCA US LLC  will supply 9,113 new 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans to USPS.   Comments (Count)


Video: Pittsburgh postmaster will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates Pittsburgh postmaster Daniel P. Davis, accused of intercepting private packages and opening them in a hunt for drugs, will stand trial on charges of intimidating subordinates said to be aware of his allegedly illegal activities, a district judge ruled today.    Comments (Count)


USPS issues Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Request to prequalified suppliers

The first segment of the USPS field-testing will require that letter carriers drive the prototype vehicles over simulated and actual delivery routes. The route testing will include all aspects of the driver’s daily routine   Comments (Count)


EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes - In 2013, USPS agreed to adhere to provisions by the EEOC regarding reasonable accommodation of diabetic employees. But this EEO case shows not all postal officials got the memo.  Comments (Count)


OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees - The overall average Postal rate increases shown are based on the Postal contribution for Category 1. The Postal employee groups in Category 1 can change from year to year.  


USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.    Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS new Delivery Management System (DMS) tracks location of letter carriers

Should a carrier deviate from his or her designated geographic zone during street delivery, an alert is sent to the supervisor in an email or text message.  Comments (Count)


OIG cites lack of supervision, letter carriers wasting, late mail for  $7.2m extra workhours cost in USPS San Francisco District - OIG observed city carriers loading mail into vehicles on office time rather than clocking to street time, talking excessively, making multiple trips away from their case.   Comments (Count)


USPS Building Database of Postal Employees Health Information - The Postal Service is seeking to provide a new wellness benefit to its employees and their dependents by offering USPS Health Connect  Comments (Count)


USPS awards contract for Extended Capacity Delivery Vehicles valued at $351 Million - Replacing USPS fleet could reach $10 billion over the next few years. At least 4,500 vehicles purchased  (8/28/15) Comments (Count)


Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail.    (8/26/15) Comments (Count)


APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) The APWU maintains that the SPSS is involved in mail processing and/or distribution of mail and this work and the essential allied work is the work of the Clerk Craft.   (8/25/15)

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August 15, 2016

Utah GOP lawmaker claims USPS practice of delaying postmarks cost him election

Longtime Utah lawmaker Brown sues over his 9-vote primary loss 


Mass-Customized Magazines Now Possible Thanks to Production Inkjet Presses

Kew Gardens Will Keep Post Office
USPS OIG : The Evolving Logistics Landscape and the U.S. Postal Service

USPS OIG: Logistics 2.0 – An Ongoing Revolution

USPS OIG: How Could the Postal Service Make Better Use of the Kaizen Process?

Wildfire burns post office in Northern California town

Why the U.S. Postal Service’s net losses for the year are growing


August 14, 2016

California Man pleads guilty to burglarized post offices, theft of mail, postal keys, identities

San Antonio neighborhood deals with numerous cases of mailbox vandalism


August 13, 2016

Pennsylvania woman claims postal worker caused collision


August 12, 2016

USPS: New 1-Cent Apples Stamp is Always Ripe for Mailing

Trump criticism of Muslim couple inspires Senator’s request for USPS to re-issue Gold Star Mothers stamp

Mailman Helps Fight Flames Until Firefighters Arrive

Motorcyclist files suit for damages after accident with USPS employee

Gilby, ND Post Office indefinitely shuttered over mold worries

California mail theft victims frustrtaed, looking for extra security


The U.S. stamps that prove bold predictions for the future were wrong

Retired Sewickley Valley mail carrier making new kind of delivery

Canadian Postal Workers Stare Down Canada Post

Mail problems continue in South Bay, CA

PA postal employee hospitalized after coming in contact with chlorine pills

House members send mail on taxpayer's dime, vulnerable ones do it much more
Postmaster general visits Bismarck to address mail volume issues


August 11, 2016

Florida man claims Trump campaign mailer was defaced before being delivered

Customer received an unwelcome message Saturday in the mail.


NALC branch officer accused of embezzling $9,000 raised for fight against Muscular Dystrophy

A postal employee is accused of embezzling an estimated $9,000 that had been earmarked for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy 


Video: Nissan Altima in police chase linked to missing Virginia postal worker

Lewis is missing without a trace and the only solid clue of his possible whereabouts came eight days ago. Update: Missing Virginia postal employee found safe


Another Maine Postmaster Relief gets probation for stealing postal funds

West Virginia: USPS driver hospitalized after traffic accident

Royal Mail defined benefit pension scheme faces deep cuts


August 10, 2016

California Postal Employee pleads guilty to stealing, selling at least 6,240 credit cards worth over $3 million - Through a Vietnamese interpreter the postal worker  of Garden Grove pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud


Wal-Mart Buys to Compete With Amazon

USPS considering their own drone delivery service

I Always Wanted to Be a Mail Carrier. Until I Was One - Pity your postman

Vandals damage mailboxes around the county

4 pounds of meth, coloring books mailed to Hawaii

Texas neighborhood reaches out to Congressman for mailbox repair help - then USPS replaces the cluster boxes

Think Amazon’s Drone Delivery Idea Is a Gimmick? Think Again

OIG: Do Mail Schedulers Make Mail Processing More Efficient?


August 9, 2016

USPS reports $552 million net loss without prefunding for FY 2016 Third Quarter

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $16.6 billion for the third quarter APWU: USPS  || NALC statement || Senator Carper Statement ||  USPS counts on 'broad bipartisan support' for reform amid losses  Comments (Count)


Postal worker aids police in deadly shooting investigation

Missing Caroline County Postal Worker in Need of Medication

NALC and USPS Agree to 31-Day Moratorium on Time Limits for Grievances Due to Convention

The Federal Government's $500 Million Subsidy to Magazine Publishers

USPS urge postal employees to follow safe practices to avoid Zika Virus


August 8, 2016

New Jersey Mail carrier charged with assaulting co-worker during delivery route

A mail carrier is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a fellow mail carrier while on his delivery route.  Comments (Count)


NAPUS side by side chart compares House and Senate Postal Reform Bill

NAPUS has prepared a side-by-side comparison of H.R. 5714, the Postal Reform Act of 2016 and S. 2051, the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015.  Comments (Count)



OSHA finds Indiana Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; agency proposes more than $49K in fines - OSHA has cited the West Baden Springs’ postal facility for four repeated violations. Comments (Count)


Postal Service worker injured in Butte hit-and-run

We count on the mail
Online Shopping Increase Takes a Bite Out of Mail Carriers

August 7, 2016

Vandal goes postal on Texas neighborhood mailboxes


August 6, 2016

Indiana letter carrier receives award for 50 years of work
A look at the state of the stamp hobby
Taking the bite out of mail delivery

Postal carrier saves mother and son from falling tree

Book review: Be thankful you’ve got the U.S. mail

August 5, 2016

Suspicious package burns Mountain City postal worker

USPS: Granting Appeal Rights to EAS Employees is 'Unnecessary'

New post office to open in Watford City ND
Investigation continues into San Diego area mailbox thefts
Postal service snubs N.J. town's zip code quest, mayor outraged

USPS OIG Audit Report: Executive Office Compensation for Calendar Year 2015 (PDF)

Central Iowans still experiencing postal office problems

House Committee Approves Bill To Allow Post Offices To Offer Banking Services

APWU: Check It Out: Updated Organization Materials - New Welcome Book and PSE Brochure

Amazon’s latest weapon in the e-commerce wars: Its own air force

NZ Post Introduces 'Little Tikes' Delivery Vehicles


August 4, 2016

Video: Rat infestation forces post office to stop mail delivery to apartments


August 3, 2016

OSHA fines Osceola Iowa USPS facility $44,000 for electrical, chemical hazards

Every employer, small or large, is responsible for ensuring safe working conditions for its employees," said Larry Davidson, OSHA's area director in Des Moines.  Comments (Count)


Video: No rail, no mail – after 50 years, USPS stops delivery to resident over porch steps

A Detroit homeowner has lived at the same address for more than 50 years without any problems getting mail delivered to his house. But just recently, the letters stopped coming because the carrier refused to come on the porch.  


Mahwah Postal Worker Pocketed Gift Cards, Police Charge

APWU Challenges USPS New Commercial Drivers Licenses Rules

PMG and CFO Will Hold Media Call on August 9 About Third Quarter Financial Results

Postal worker says dog attack was 'horrendous'

Cost of moving post office out of Pearl? $13.9 million above market value

When Chicago’s ‘Stamp King’ stumbled upon a legendary piece of postal history

More mailbox thefts in American Canyon

USPS: Patriotic Spiral Forever Stamp Features Festive, Energetic Design

Video: 2 injured after Postal Service semi, SUV collide in Elmhurst Illinois

USPS Household Diary Study: Packages Up, Magazines Down (PDF


August 2, 2016

USPS discipline issued to APWU Steward Over ‘Outburst’ Flouted Labor Law, NLRB Says

The U.S. Postal Service engaged in an unfair labor practice when it issued a written warning to a worker and union steward   Comments (Count)


Mail truck rolls out of control, takes out boxes

Pit bull under quarantine after attacking mail carrier in south Wichita
Heat Not Stopping Lubbock Postal Workers From Delivering Mail
Hidden Camera Catches Mailman's Sweet Routine With A Misunderstood Dog

GS Marketing Wins USPS Irresistible Mail Award for Q1 2016

Congresswoman Comstock Calls for Hearing on Insurance Premium Spikes for Federal Employees

USPS: New Stamps Commemorate America’s Favorite Pets

TSP Funds Bounce Back in July

August 1, 2016

APWU Contract Teleconference Addresses Common Questions

APWU President Mark Dimondstein and other members of the union’s negotiating team answered questions posed by union members during two Town Hall teleconferences on July 21.  Comments (Count)


APWU National Executive Board Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

“We recognize that our members hold a wide spectrum of political views and that not everyone will agree with this endorsement,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. Comments (Count)


Rome, OH postal clerk lauded for helping save customer's life




July 31, 2016

USPS to hire annuitants from various crafts for holidays

USPS is planning to hire annuitants from various crafts for “the peak” which is November 12, 2016 through January 6, 2017.


USPS letter to annuitants to apply for reemployment as Holiday Clerk Assistants

The following is a copy of the letter being mailed to postal retirees: Comments (Count)


Postal Service responds to calls for postal banking

The Postal Service’s mission is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, universal mail service.   Comments (Count)


Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

note: Jerry Stidman is a candidate running for President of the American Postal Workers Union 


Henry James Is 31st Inductee in U.S. Postal Service’s Literary Arts Stamp Series

Georgia Congressman Collins: USPS mailbox rules are unnecessary, inconvenient

Heidi Heitkamp: Why I'm bringing the postmaster general to North Dakota

Photo: Postal Truck goes up in flames in Columbus, GA


July 30, 2016

Video: Rip-Off Alert: ID thieves find loophole in U.S. Postal Service website

There is a way for crooks to steal your mail and your identity right now – and there seems to be no way to stop it.


Video: Update – Almost 40 postal employees sickened by heat at Chicago’s River North facility

Almost 40 U.S. Postal Office employees at a River North facility were treated Saturday morning for heat-related illnesses   Comments (Count)


Video: Thirteen postal workers hospitalized with heat related illness at Chicago’s River North Post Office

Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning Video: Kentucky postal workers battling heat inside post office, as well as outside ||

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After 30 years on the same route, postman retires

Postal Service worker helps man trapped under vehicle

Audit Recommends Viewing USPS as a Platform



July 29, 2016

APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

APWU Clerk Craft officers and the Postal Service signed three documents on July 29:  They agreed to a new set of Questions & Answers on the POStPlan, Filling Residual Vacancies, and Travel; signed a Step 4 Settlement on Postal Support Employees (PSEs) staffing Level 4 RMPOs (Remotely Managed Post Offices) working outside their installation, APWU Retirees Wanted for Holiday Work Again This Year -  APWU, USPS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to reemploy retirees as Holiday Career Assistants (HCAs) during the “peak” season.   Comments (Count)




Group Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Feds’ Pay and Benefits

Pay cuts, pension elimination and fewer vacation days all suggested. Comments (Count)


New York Judge halts retired postal worker’s Trump University lawsuit

A New York judge on Thursday halted a lawsuit by a retired U.S. postal worker who claimed Trump University bilked him out of thousands of dollars  Comments (Count)



Postal Carrier Sues Over Porch Collapse

Rockford Mail Carrier Retires After 50 Years

Iredell postal workers join Million Mile Club

Update on USPS, Mail Handlers contract negotiations

UPS Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

APWU: New Pay Scales Posted

Intent on faster delivery, Amazon spends heavily

Longtime Athens post office employees retiring

Are you allowed to use those stamps for postage?

Amazon's Profits Grow More Than 800 Percent


July 28, 2016

Many feds face horrible choices in November

USPS in no rush to reopen Texas post offices damaged by floods

Long Career with Postal Service Inspiring a Decatur Man's Music

USPS - 2017 Postal Pricing Considerations
PRC strongly rejects USPS attempt to circumvent the CPI cap through rules changes
ID and mail theft scam impacts at least 20 in New Haven area


July 27, 2016

Fonda, NY woman accused of delivering mail under influence of narcotic

Postal Workers Confront Canada Post

Postal worker feels privileged about career


USPS: Holiday Window Views Featured on Forever Stamps

Letter carrier saves life of girl, 14, from being choked by 300 pound psychiatric patient

Why Hillary Clinton thinks making the Postal Service a bank too, is a good idea

Ex-Postal Worker Sentenced For Opening Mail From Route

Postal inspector probes theft of birthday money

USPS Supports Proposed Terminal Dues Structure



July 26, 2016

Postal Employee charged with helping 8 others in scheme to turn USPS into drug delivery service

Eight -year City Carrier Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Trafficking Kilograms Of Cocaine Through The U.S. Mail System.


Hacker claims stolen USPS credentials offers access to it servers

The US Postal Service told Tech Insider its corporate information security office would conduct “criminal investigations into these activities.”   Comments (Count)


APWU: President Obama Honors Postal Heritage Day

President Obama in honoring Postal Heritage Day, July 26, writing a tribute to the Postal Service and the workers who carry out its mission.  Comments (Count)


Video: American flag burned at Alabama post office

Video: Miami letter carrier hospitalized after pitbull attack

Mailman OK after driving his truck into a home

Postal workers find ways to stay cool in hot weather

Meet Your Neighbor: Postal worker feels privileged about career

Postal Worker is Caught Being Kind

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS


July 25, 2016

In the Dog Days of Summer USPS Motor Vehicle Service Drivers Want Air

With temperatures soaring, many Motor Vehicle Service Craft employees have complained about management’s failure to maintain functioning air conditioning systems in their trucks   Comments (Count)


Clinton's Vice Presidential Pick Has a Record of Supporting Federal Employees

Since Sen. Tim Kaine was elected to the Senate in 2012, he has supported proposals to protect the compensation and benefits of federal workers and military families  Comments (Count)


New Contract Now Available Online

Virginia Lawmakers Demand Answers on Long-Term Care Insurance Price Spike

Feds Move Nearly $2 Billion in TSP Savings to Safe, Low-Yield Investments Post-Brexit


July 24, 2016

Postal workers meet challenge of delivering kids' postcards


July 23, 2016

Video: Mail carrier arrested, accused of stalking woman on his route

A local woman says she had to get a protection order to keep the family’s mail carrier away, but despite that, the post office didn’t change his route.  Comments (Count)


Postal Inspector charged with soliciting prostitute proceeds with attempt to suppress evidence

On Friday July 22, 2016, the city’s police chief testified Friday that upon being pulled over, a federal postal inspector suspected of hiring a prostitute at a Sycamore spa showed officers his government credentials and asked for a “professional courtesy.” Comments (Count)


Adrift for 19 Months: The U.S. Postal Service

Amazon is planning midnight deliveries for a secret product

Postal Views Podcast #44 (USPS Diplomatic Immunity)


July 22, 2016

Man Fatally Struck by Postal Service Vehicle on Long Island

OIG finds maintenance, safety and security issues in post offices leased by USPS

San Antonio: Mail vandals repeatedly targeting the same subdivision

Mail carriers try to beat the heat

Feces-filled envelope addressed to Hillary, went to inspectors

Plaza mailbox saved for another day

Frustrations grow as local post office falls apart

4 keystones of USPS' reform wish list


July 21, 2016

Prison for postal worker who didn't deliver veteran's drugs

Mail mix-up affecting downtown Seattle businesses

Postmaster raises safety concerns about Wilmore routes

Schumer: Prattsburgh needs a post office

Mail thieves hit southwest Reno community

Video: Lost in the Mail

OIG: Riding the Waves of Postal Digital Innovation

Postmaster raises safety concerns about Wilmore routes

NALC: Celebrate ‘Postal Heritage Day’ on July 26

Opening other people's mail brings prison for Muskegon postal worker
GOP Platform Has Some Bad News for Government Employees
Chaffetz Bill Builds Hope for Postal Reform by Year's End


July 20, 2016

New APWU Pay Rates to Take Effect Aug. 6, Retroactive Pay Expected Nov. 4

According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6   Comments (Count)


Keep promises made to Postal retirees

For postal retirees and survivors who are satisfied with their current coverage, that means another $122 per month or more to keep their current health insurance. This flies in the face of fairness and changes the rules for individuals who do not have the ability to increase their income.Why is Congress forcing this additional cost on postal retirees and their survivors? The answer is unconvincing. The proposal has support because the current system, in which postal retirees have the option of declining Medicare and keeping their current health insurance does not save quite as much money for USPS.   Comments (Count)


Rumors of Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

Speak Now or Hold Your Peace on Low Postal Rates From China


July 19, 2016

Holland Michigan Man Sentenced For Identity And Mail Theft

Video: Hot Jobs – A day in the life of a mail carrier


Trump’s VP Pick Supports Shrinking the Federal Workforce, Cutting Workers' Bargaining Rights

Federal long-term care premiums rising by triple digits


July 18, 2016

U.S. Postal Inspection Service offers reward after armed robbery of Savannah letter carrier

Northampton MA letter carrier gains Instagram fame

Letter 'To Grandma, From Abby' delivered by determined postal worker

USPS OIG: The Social Medium of Mail

USPS OIG: The  Postal Service and Its User Base (PDF)


July 17, 2016



July 13, 2016

Postal Worker at Trenton NJ P&DC alleges supervisor assaulted her at work

A U.S. Postal Service employee in Hamilton has filed an assault charge against her supervisor at the service’s mail processing center  Comments (Count)


Retired postal worker received a package 26 years overdue from his late mother

Video: Neighbors report problems with mail delivery for 2 years


July 12, 2016

NALC: House Oversight Committee advances Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

The following is a statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando in response to the legislation: House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills || Senator Carper Commends House Committee for Advancing Bipartisan Bill to Reform U.S. Postal Service


Video: Postal Worker stung 30-50 times by hornets along mail route

A U.S. Postal Service worker is recovering after she was stung dozens of times by hornets along her route 


USPS to deploy new app to monitor all transportation data

USPS will replace TIMESWeb, the application used to monitor highway contract routes and postal vehicle transportation


Idealliance Report Finds ‘Chasm’ Between Industry and the U.S. Postal Service

Idealliance reports that a serious communications gap exists between the U.S. Postal Service and its customers and supply chain partners 


Video: New USPS TV Ad Highlights Business Deliveries

USPS Optimizes Business Operations With Real-Time Visibility and Analytics From Kinetica

Walmart offers free shipping this week as Amazon promotes "Prime Day"
Small towns in Pennsylvania tackling big postal delivery problems

Family says USPS lost their dad's urn
Signs of progress in Canada Post labour dispute, experts say

Attorney: DOJ's Pursuit Of Post Office's Competitors Continues History Of Hypocrisy


July 11, 2016

Canada Post drops lockout threat as talks continue with its workers

The two sides are far apart on two major issues — wages and pensions Comments (Count)


PMG names new Western Area vice president, chief information security officer

Two Postal Service executives received new appointments last week. 


USPS OIG Audit Report: Approved Shippers Pricing and Customer Service

Virginia postal clerk gets 2 years probation for stealing $7,000 in cash from the mail


July 10, 2016

Postal Views Podcast #43 (Real USPS Voices)

Mercedes smashes into Kettering Post Office


July 09, 2016

President Obama orders flags flown at half-staff to honor victims of July 7 shooting in Dallas

U.S. Postal Service Wants To Deliver More Groceries

Rep. Brady sponsors bill to have Coldspring post office renamed for slain mail carrier

Mail theft in Manteca, CA continues

USPS launches tech-savvy customer service pilot program

A Double Take on Postal Delivery Woes


July 08, 2016

House Republicans Block Effort to Deliver Mail Faster and Keep USPS Facilities Open

Two Books Recount How Our Postal System Created a Communications Revolution

APWU: OIG Approved Shipper Report

Indiana post office worker accused of theft


July 07, 2016

Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New APWU Contract!
The APWU CBA arbitration award has been issued. Local and state presidents will get a briefing today. National Officers are studying the award before commenting.
USPS-APWU Arbitration Decision Puts Moratorium on Plant Consolidations and Outsourcing Retail || USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes || APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21   Comments (Count)


Postal Employees help President Obama celebrate National Park Service’s 100th anniversary

Jeep Crashes Into Meadville Post Office

Downtown Detroit Post Office Closed Because of Power Outage

Bakersfield neighbors on repeated mailbox thefts: 'It's horrible, it's like an assault'

Video: South Nashville neighbors say they deliver each other’s mail due to constant mix-ups

USPS Flooded With False Malware Positives

Video: Postal worker accused of stealing around $2K in gift cards from mail


July 06, 2016

APWU: Arbitrator Issues BMC Staffing Clarification

USPS holding employee contest for most PO Box sales

Car Crashes Into Berkshire County Post Office

An Unhappy Birthday for the USPS

Postal Service brings cosmic convergence

Cope Lawrence Retires From USPS

Firepower for the feds?


July 05, 2016

California Postal Employee charged with stealing, selling at least 6,240 credit cards worth over $3 million

A Santa Ana, CA postal worker who worked for the USPS for more than 20 yrs. appeared in federal court this morning after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing from the mail and selling at least 6,240 credit cards.  Comments (Count)


Democratic Party Platform: Preserve a Public Postal Service

The Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee has endorsed the public Postal Service and approved measures that were advocated by the APWU.  Comments (Count)


Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice to Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canada Post has notified the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that it will be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union Canada Postal Workers’ union refuses arbitration with Canada Post  || Canada Post Prepared to Submit to Binding Arbitration to Resolve Impasse at Negotiations

CUPW Files Unfair Labour Practice Complaint Against Canada Post ||  Canada Post shutting the door on tens of thousands of Canadian workers || USPS continues to monitor potential strike affecting Canada Post  Comments (Count)


Still no charges 18 months after letter carrier theft

There's Inadvertence, and Then There's Postal Inadvertence

How about a USPS stamp series celebrating Post Office murals?


July 04, 2016

Georgia postal worker injured in deadly five car crash


July 03, 2016

Frankfort IL Postmaster Charged with Felony Grooming

The first woman to be the US postmaster general got her start delivering mail 30 years ago
Letter carrier files suit over alleged dog attack
Delivering mail could sometimes prove deadly in Idaho frontier

Former postal worker sentenced to life for murdering his postal worker wife


July 02, 2016

Mail Carrier files OSHA complaint over USPS refusal to provide Mosquito repellent

For people who work outside, concern about the mosquito-borne virus is especially high. Take mail carriers, for example. One mail carrier is fighting to make sure they’re provided with mosquito repellent. Comments (Count)


Canada Post Expresses Disappointment with Response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

West Virginia floods affect Post Offices, employees

Doorbell camera captures woman taking mail in Albuquerque

Canada Post workers are officially in a legal strike position


July 01, 2016

Author of “How the Post Office Created America” interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace & WYNC

Retiring mail carrier honored by Upper Arlington neighbors

Rural Canada Post carriers getting "paid much less with fewer benefits," says head of postal workers union

Indiana carrier charged with theft, official misconduct

Postal Service apologizes after worker uses pepper spray on family dogs

OIG: Electronic Media Disposal


June 30, 2016

APWU Local 480-481 Takes Stand Against Hostile Work Environment

APWU members at the Metroplex Mail Processing and Distribution Center in suburban Detroit are taking a stand against an extremely hostile work environment. “It starts and stops with a complete lack of respect on the workroom floor,” said Roscoe Woods, president  Comments (Count)


NARFE to Congress: Retirees Should Not be Responsible for Fixing the Postal Service’s Finances

Although it is a notable improvement over previous postal reform efforts, NARFE opposes the draft bill because it would force eligible postal retirees, their spouses and survivors to enroll in Medicare NAPS Comments on House Postal Reform Bill


Postal Service Celebrates Soda Fountain Favorites

Congress tries again: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016
Court orders USPS to justify lawfulness of three standard clauses in trucking contracts

Thieves steal mail, vandalize boxes in Southern CA town
17 mobile post offices open in West Virginia after severe flooding
What you need to know about the potential Canada Post strike


June 29, 2016

Video: Residents of new development in Texas unaware USPS mandated community mailboxes

Residents learned through the post office that USPS will not be delivering mail directly to people’s individual mailboxes.


With Amazon in mind, Wal-Mart to offer free shipping for 30 days

Oklahoma postal worker sentenced to prison for stealing money orders

New York postal worker found guilty of over $429,000 Workers’ Comp Fraud

Video: Wedding Invitations Lost By Post Office Begin Showing Up

Former NY mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing from mail

Postal Workers ask Canada Post to extend contract talks


June 28, 2016

USPS: Next Generation mailboxes now available

Customers can now purchase bigger mailboxes that accommodate larger packages delivered by USPS.   Comments (Count)


As New Postal Reform Bill Progresses in House, Taxpayer and Consumer Groups Voice Skepticism

Indianapolis mailman retiring after 56 years with the U.S. Postal Service

Payday lending isn’t helping the poor. Here’s what migh happen

USPS monitors possible work stoppage at Canada Post

Maryland Man gets 8 Years in prison for bribing Letter Carriers to divert packages containing marijuana

Feds: Man pulls knife on postal workers when caught stealing mail


June 27, 2016

Video: Postal Workers picket St Louis Post Office over staffing issue on machines

Union workers picketed outside the downtown Post Office Tuesday. They’re upset that the mail sorting machines, which are supposed to have two workers operating them, are consistently only staffed with one person. Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office


USPS employee identified in iconic World War II photograph on Iwo Jima

The Marine Corps has identified Harold Schultz, a longtime Postal Service employee who died in 1995, as one of the six men in the iconic World War II photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. 


Command Security Corporation resumes USPS $250 million contract for security services

Command Security Corporation was awarded contract for approximately $20 million per year to provide security services at 50 USPS locations in 18 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. 


Canada Post warns work stoppage could begin on or after July 2

Mississippi man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax
Tractor-trailer carrying mail overturns on NY State Thruway


June 26, 2016

West Virginia floods disrupt postal operations, close post offices

Should the post office offer banking to survive?

Don’t mess with the postal inspector

Pony Express reenactment arrives in Old Town Sacramento Calif. with 1000 letters  Ten days, three hours and 10 minutes after leaving the starting point in Sacramento, the old town riders from the National Pony Express Association arrived with 1,000 letters at the Patee House Museum.


June 25, 2016

Video: Houston family says mail carrier pepper sprayed dogs who posed no threat

A northwest Houston family wants a mail carrier disciplined for spraying their dogs with what appears to be pepper spray even though security video shows the dogs posed no threat. Comments (Count)


Ohio postal workers upset at lack of help after cars damaged due to storm

Postal Service releases financial report for May 2016: Shipping services continue to surge

What happens when a bar code isn't covered up?


June 24, 2016

Congressman asks PMG for investigation into late and incorrect deliveries in Bethesda MD

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says his office is still receiving complaints about mail service in Bethesda, despite promises from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials three months ago that the problems related to late deliveries, deliveries to the wrong address and periods without any deliveries would be fixed. Will federal audit help to figure out mail mess?  Comments (Count)


Video: Kentucky postal workers battling heat inside post office, as well as outside

The heat isn’t just a problem for mail carriers working outside. It’s also  a problem inside a local post office. The Avondale Post Office has been without air conditioning since June 15 Comments (Count)


Video: Letter Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint in Rancho Cordova CA

On Tuesday, robbers delivered letters and bills into their own hands in Rancho Cordova at gunpoint.  Comments (Count)


Video: Westford MA residents upset USPS stopped delivery over dead tree branch

Residents of one Westford neighborhood haven’t received mail for a week. The reason they were given is that a dead tree branch makes the route too dangerous for the postman.  Comments (Count)


Video: Postal Workers in personal cars, no uniform causing concern among residents in Texas

‘Rural delivery’ postal routes causing concern among residents  Comments (Count)


NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’    Comments (Count)


Congressmen request USPS OIG audit of Roanoke VA mail center consolidation into Greensboro NC

Virginia Congressmen Confirm USPS Audit of Roanoke Mail Center Consolidation into Greensboro NC after increase in customer complaints of lost or destroyed mail  Comments (Count)


Video: Box damaged, then lost, through United States Postal Service

Former Massachusetts Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Postal Worker goes beyond call of duty

TSP Tells Feds Not to Panic After Brexit Vote Sends Markets Tumbling

USPS OIG: Are Transportation Costs Correctly Allocated to Products and Services?

USPS OIG: How Do USPS Information Security Standards Compare with NIST Standards?

Berkeley: USPS maintenance workers remove community garden

Comparing Your Income Before and After Retirement

U.S. Postal Service Expands Alternative Energy Use



June 23, 2016

Sarasota postal customers frustrated with closing of Pinecraft contract Post Office

Retired Postal Carrier Delivered His Own $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

FedEx Spends Big To Meet Walmart, Amazon Demand


June 22, 2016

Video: Customers question Postmaster’s return to Andrews TX post office after complaints

Postmaster Yolanda Bradley of the Andrews Post Office has been back to work following complaints from customers and an investigation from the inspector general.  Comments (Count)


APWU Urges Obama to Veto Bill that Would Weaken Truck Safety

The APWU is urging President Obama to veto an appropriations bill if it comes to his desk with a provision that would weaken truck safety regulations.  Comments (Count)


California Mail Carrier injured in head-on collision

USPS: Star Trek Forever Stamps to be Dedicated Sept. 2

Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged With Embezzling $11,611 From Post Office

The PRC’s Public Representative recommends changes for emergency suspensions

Excuse me ma’am, I don’t think you can park there

USPS: Occurrences of mailed children often exaggerated

Inspector General report accuses USPS of selling stamps to Royal Mail below face value

USPS closes Florida community PO on 30 minutes notice
Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?
Beloved antique mailbox returned to Long Island town

Car crashes into Coudersport PA Post Office
Car Plows Into Largo FL Post Office
Las Vegas mail carriers braving the heat


June 21, 2016

Judge sentences postal worker for stealing sports cards, including a $25,000 LeBron James card

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former postal worker who stole and attempted to sell 23 sports trading cards through the Internet, including a LeBron James card.  Comments (Count)


Video: Amazon Hires USPS Ultimate Frisbee Team to Speed Deliveries

A customer is surprised to find his Amazon delivery on the sidewalk 


Former postal worker accused of brandishing gun at Pittsburgh BMC

A Pittsburgh woman was arrested Monday on charges that she brandished a gun and threatened several employees at the U.S. Post Office's Bulk Mail Center earlier this month. Comments (Count)


Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive held last month produced record-breaking results! (6/21/16)


Postal worker performs CPR on 11-month-old after near-drowning

Police: Mail cart, bins full of mail stolen from post office, found in Annapolis park

A helpful smile at the Albert Lea MN post office


June 20, 2016

USPS OIG Audit finds 8,541 packages scanned as “delivered” before the actual delivery occurred at New York Post Office -  USPS OIG responds to a request from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to review an insurance claim that was denied because the Product Tracking and Reporting2 (PTR) system showed the mailpiece as delivered. .  Comments (Count)


Elizabeth Warren's Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office

Elizabeth Warren has a new crusade, though, and it could fill that vast void: postal banking. Comments (Count)

Thieves steal mail out of boxes at South Florida post offices

Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Man Arrested After Pot Package From Colorado Mailed To Wrong Virginia Address

USPS OIG: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Demolition of historic Maplewood, NJ, post office resumes this week
Virginia: Ex-postal worker sentenced to probation for $7,500 theft

Video: Cluster mailboxes vandalized in Fresno CA

Car rams Pine Grove Mills post office


June 19, 2016

USPS will soon announce results of pilot program for Next Generation Mailbox

Soon, the Postal Service will announce the results of last year’s testing of a new, larger mailbox design that can handle more than 70 percent of the packages sent through the mail.  Comments (Count)


Postal Service sells historic building where mailbags were made

Canadians could be faced with a summer postal strike

Northern Iowa city officials looking for mailbox vandals

Mailman fired after Utah woman discovers dumpster of undelivered mail

U.S. ends criminal case accusing FedEx of shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies

String of mailbox break-ins irks Redding CALIF neighborhood


June 18, 2016

Amazon cuts shipping fees in threat to Alibaba
How Will the Presidential Election Affect Mail?


June 17, 2016

Video: Family of postal worker wants answers after death at Pontiac MI mail center

The family has now hired a lawyer to investigate her death at the Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac.  Comments (Count)


Two girls receive thousands of birthday cards

Postal service – a family tradition
Video: Downtown Boulder CO post office to lock doors at night due to people using lobby for shelter


June 16, 2016

USPS investigating mail carrier claiming anything with Eid Greetings stamp will be “lost or destroyed”

A Woman from California wrote on Facebook that anything with EID Greetings stamp on it will be lost or destroyed in the system  Comments (Count)


Nose of the Camel?: USPS Sneaks in a Rate Hike


June 15, 2016

House Committee introduces bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation

In releasing the draft, the members issued the following statement: “The Postal Service is in dire financial shape. Without reform now, the problems will only worsen Statement of PMG Megan J. Brennan on House Committee postal reform draft  Comments (Count)


Former Michigan NPMHU Stewards Plead Guilty to stealing grievance settlement funds from members

The stewards each pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds Comments (Count)


Postal Worker placed on psychiatric hold after allegedly making threats against supervisor

A postal worker was placed in a psychiatric hold at the East Bayshore Road post office in East Palo Alto early Wednesday morning after making threats against his supervisor, police said.   Comments (Count)


Private Contractor sentenced to prison for bribing USPS Contracting Official

Contractor admitted that she provided benefits in exchange for USPS official's favorable treatment of her companies on U.S. Postal Service contracts.   Comments (Count)


Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws. Comments (Count)


Harvey Milk Stamp Inspires Postal Employees LGBT Group & Book

In June 2014, Newark, NJ Postal employee Gregory Huff was an integral part of the team that coordinated a stamp unveiling at the Main Post Office in Newark for the newly released Harvey Milk stamp. While this was a notable accomplishment, Huff felt the need to do more.  


Bronx postal worker charged with delivering cocaine on route for drug crew

Rural post offices vanished in 1800s, too

Postal stakeholders file comments for the PRC’s 701 report to the President and Congress

Maryland letter carrier pleads guilty to workers comp fraud

Former Albuquerque postal worker sentenced to probation for theft of postal funds

5 Things You Need to Know About the Thrift Savings Plan

Alert postal carrier helps keep fire from spreading to Liberty home

Rural mail route carrier brings surprises


June 14, 2016

AARP offering discounted memberships to all Postal Employees, regardless of age

AARP membership benefits include travel and dining Comments (Count)


Postal Employees to get Postal Pulse results for their area in the mail

All employees will soon receive a postcard at home that lists the Postal Pulse results for their district, area and headquarters’ function.

 Comments (Count)



USPS: 450 mailbox thefts in Bakersfield CA since April 1

One customer reported her neighborhood was recently targeted, says her mailbox was stolen from again overnight. Comments (Count)


Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Destroying Postal Truck in Dallas

As the man started driving off, the letter carrier jumped into passenger side window, a confrontation ensued. Just as the man was about to pull onto street, the letter carrier fell from truck into parking lot.  Comments (Count)


Man arrested for assault of a U.S. Postal Carrier

USPS OIG: The Cost of Counterfeits

APWU updated brochure dispels common misconceptions about the Postal Service

Video: Mailbox Break-ins Have Tracy CA Residents Demanding Change

A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail

This huge USPS shop in Washington DC had a historic purpose

Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court stumbles over the Venice Post Office
Dallas man accused of punching letter carrier in the face
Postal employees using fans to cool off
Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases


June 13, 2016

Pottsville mail carrier hits 50th year on job

Drug Trafficking Allegations Against FedEx Head to Trial

Mail theft continues in Northwest Bakersfield


June 12, 2016

Gyro flying mailman Doug Hughes starts 4 month prison sentence June 14th

Former rural carrier Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Fla., was sentenced in April 2016  to 120 days in jail on a federal charge stemming from the April 15, 2015, incident in which he flew a gyrocopter into Washington, D.C., and landed on the West Front lawn of the Capitol. Hughes pled guilty on Nov. 20, 2015  Doug Hughes reports to Miami prison to do harder time than he expected for gyrocopter protest  Comments (Count)



President Obama orders Flags to half-staff as mark of respect for Orlando shooting victims

As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida Comments (Count)


Texas chiropractor who treated postal workers gets 14 years in prison for $17 million FECA referral kickback scam - The chiropractor was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for receiving over $17 million in kickbacks in exchange for referring patients covered by the federal worker’s compensation program (FECA program)   Comments (Count)



Two New York men charged with $250,000 theft using altered USPS money orders

The money orders were altered by the pasting of photocopied larger-dollar amounts over the smaller-dollar amounts printed on actual USPS Money Orders.   Comments (Count)


USPS to issue Jaime Escalante forever stamp

Rockland Maine postal worker retiring after 40 years


June 11, 2016

Survey paints dismal picture of worker morale at Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac Mich

This is the same facility where 5 workers died on the job in 14 months, the latest happening in October of 2015. All the workers died of natural causes. Comments (Count)


Some Sun City Mail Carriers Deliver on Bicycles


June 10, 2016

USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

The objective of the audit is to assess noncareer employee retention and identify ways to increase it.  Comments (Count


Video: Cleveland Tenn postal worker celebrates 50 years on the job

The 78-year-old man hopes to increase his nest egg a bit and has no plans of retiring any time soon. Jackson Postal Worker Honored for 50 Years of Federal Service


Postal Service commemorates two most important Muslim Festivals

Video: Woman catches thieves stealing mail on surveillance camera

Mail thieves stealing from boxes at night

USPS Rates Up on Aug. 28? Promotions for 2017


June 9, 2016

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

The House Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment on June 9 to restore the USPS service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012.  Comments (Count)


NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States Comments (Count)


Reminder: Special health benefit enrollment underway for some non career employees

Feds Hacked in OPM Breach Could Still Receive More Benefits

You May Soon Be Able to Check Your Snail Mail via Email

Queens postal worker who tossed 1,000 letters gets probation

Recalling the history of stamp positioning

Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping

NZ Post's new electric delivery vehicle

Postal News Recap: USPS truck rentals $140 million, NALC endorses, mailman confronted

Caught on camera: Mailman confronted over missing gift card

Westbrookville wins battle to keep post office


June 8, 2016

Video: Semi truck loses load of mail in Renton WA

Waterloo: Two homes and a USPS truck hit by gunfire


June 7, 2016

USPS Awards Mail Hauling Vehicle Rentals and Leases Contract worth up to $140 million over 7 yrs

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a requirement to contracts for the rental and leasing of various types and capacities of motor vehicles primarily for the purpose of mail transportation. Comments (Count)


Bremerton WA letter carrier refuses to enter ‘legal’ marijuana shops to deliver mail

Pacific Cannabis Co. and The Reef — say they’ve had trouble getting mail delivered to their shops in the past month, since a new U.S. Postal Service worker took over the route. Comments (Count)


Video: Amazon Contracts For Its Own Fast Delivery From Distribution Center

If had its way, every shopper would shop online, and then have that order filled and packaged at fulfillment centers like one in Crafton PA with products to be delivered to your doorstep by Amazon deliverers, instead of the traditional U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx delivery.  Comments (Count)


USPS: “Point of View” video addresses customer complaint resolutions

The Postal Service is committed to resolving customer complaints, Consumer and Industry Affairs VP Jim Nemec says in his latest “Point of View” video.  Comments (Count)


Rare, missing stamp returned to owner

USPS reminds employees that some activities are prohibited on USPS property

Two post offices slated for closure will remain open

2017 Postal Promotions Get Out of the Gate Early

Beloved letter carrier retires

Wrongfully arrested postal worker 'curious' what cop was drinking

Missouri Postal Worker retires after 32 years with the Carthage Post Office


June 6, 2016

A battle is taking shape over home-delivery of groceries

USPS OIG: Our Spring Semiannual Report to Congress

Letter Carrier gets 5 yrs prison for role in drug trafficking thru mail

$3.5 Million ID Theft Conspiracy Stretched from Mailboxes to Car Lots

Pier jumping: Unique mail boat on Geneva Lake turns 100

Postal worker plans to sue city over false arrest in Brooklyn


June 5, 2016

NZ Post's new electric delivery vehicle

Wal-Mart to test last-mile delivery service with Uber, Lyft


June 4, 2016

Tuscaloosa AL Men Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana through the U.S. Mail

Video: More complaints about no mail delivery in Ballard WA

Three Men Charged with Armed Robbery of West Haven CT Post Office

Video: Chesterfield VA community says mail carrier is delivering frustrations

Surveillance video captures woman steal package from Phoenix porch


June 3, 2016

Are Payday Reforms Meaningful? Is Postal Banking a Solution?

Feds: Mail fraud schemes scammed seniors

California letter carrier to Walk/Run 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll Event in San Diego


  • June 2, 2016


    Missing a letter? Feds probe N.J. postal worker found hoarding mail


    USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

    USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)


    More questions raised about OPM’s response to breaches of background, personnel records


    May 26,  2016

    APWU Joins Allies to ‘Take On Wall Street’

    USPS to issue Pets forever stamps

    Postal Service to issue Vintage Soda Fountain Stamps

    Alert Postal Worker help authorities uncovered identify theft scam

    Video: Arizona mail carrier indicted for mail theft

    Video: Dallas postal workers worried about increase in loose dog attacks

    Louisiana Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft of Mail

    Postal Worker escapes serious injury after collision with truck hauling propane gas


    May 25,  2016

    These updates, along with the Union’s magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining. As expected, a lot happened during the final days of this year’s regular bargaining period. The Postal Service and NPMHU negotiated right up until the clock struck midnight on Friday, May 20  Comments (Count)


    After nearly a year of procedural wrangling, 10 days of testimony and more than 140 exhibits, the National Labor Relations Board hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples ended   Comments (Count)


    Youngstown OH Postal Worker honored for 50 years of service

    Thomas began his career with the Postal Service following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1966. He began working in Washington, D.C., where he earned just $2.95 per hour at the time, and later transferred to his hometown of Youngstown in 1970. Thomas talked about the changes to the industry since he began the job. He said when he first started, there were no mail delivery vehicles. He would ride a bus to his route and walk the entire way, twice a day.  Comments (Count)


    Mailers Want a Quick-Fix Reform Bill, But Will USPS Go Along?

    Adjusted Hours at Barker Post Office Stir Concern

    Residents, businesses to see mail delivery changes this summer


    May 24,  2016

    Ex-Minneapolis postal worker admits she stole $150K in gift cards

    Video: Spartanburg SC postal worker saves man from getting scammed

    Video: Fresno thieves using stolen info from card skimming scam to buy postage stamps

    Man Accused Of Blowing Up Colorado Mailbox To Appear In Court

    Will Amazon’s Transportation Fleet Bring Down Hammer On FedEx, UPS?

    Is the United States Post Office kidding us

    Wal-Mart takes on Amazon Prime with new ‘ShippingPass’

    Video: Laredo TX Post Office Finds Sixty-Three Pounds of Heroin in mail package

    Video: Family, friends, and USPS coworkers lay Nebraska shooting victims to rest

    Video: Man accused of using counterfeit USPS master key to break into mailboxes


    May 23,  2016

    Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colorado postmaster in discrimination lawsuit

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable.  Comments (Count)


    California Congressman questions PMG on mail delivery problems in Los Angeles County

    Congressman questioned “Postmaster General Megan Brennan about multiple issues with mail delivery and mail theft experienced by his constituents in California’s 33rd District.  Comments (Count)


    Woman arrested after video shows theft of packages

    Georgia man charged in mailbox thefts, kidnapping


    May 22,  2016

    USPS OIG: Have You Been Affected by International Mail Processed at the Queens P&DC?

    Project: Timeliness of Mail Processing at the Queens New York Processing and Distribution Center  Comments (Count)


    Video: Third arrest made in armed robbery of postal worker

    Video: The Troubled Path of the U.S. Postal Service
    Modernizing the money order

    First Woman Appointed as Postmaster of Norfolk

    Postal Views Podcast #42 (Postal Military Memorial)


    May 21,  2016

    USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations

    USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations NALC: Contract negotiations update – Bargaining to continue beyond midnight deadline ||| Mail Handlers, USPS Contract Negotiations Extended  Comments (Count)


    Post office, apartment officials in dispute over package delivery at apartment complex
    Alaska PO closes because its sole employee is on maternity leave


    May 20,  2016

    USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

    Video: Police – Theft suspect caused crash speeding away from allegations of stealing packages

    Postal worker charged with indecent touching of three women in Bethlehem

    USPS reports increase in mailbox break-ins in San Antonio area

    Postal Service Has Replaced 600 Mailbox Locks in West Hollywood

    USPS found a package with ammo. Suspect was nabbed after asking why it wasn’t delivered
    Making No Cents: U.S. Postal Service’s Bad Business Model

    UPS boss embraces technology — but with a different vision than Amazon


    May 19,  2016

    Vigil held for Georgia postal worker killed over weekend following accident

    A vigil was held Wednesday night for a postal worker killed over the weekend in Newton County. The Rural Carrier was thrown from her truck when it was hit from behind as she pulled back onto the road after a delivery.


    Video: Family and friends remember slain Nebraska postal workers as best friends

    The family of Norma Voges say they will never get over what happened to her, but they will get through it. "I don't think they honesty knew the trouble they were going to face. They went out together. They were best friends." Comments (Count)


    Congressman urges Postmaster General to release stamp commemorating patriotism of Japanese Americans during WWII

    Residents in northeast Washington question if their missing mail was tossed down drains

    NY postal worker admits to keeping more than 700 pieces of mail for herself


    May 18,  2016

    Postal Worker Spots iPad Scam
    USPS Truck Gets Stuck in Falls Church VA Backyard

    Video: Mail Delivery halted to some customers because letter carrier afraid of snakes


    May 17,  2016

    Federal Disability Retirement benefits for Postal Employees: 5 Lessons Learned

    The following lessons will hopefully provide some guidance for Postal employees seeking to file for Postal Disability Retirement benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Court: Disabled Postal Worker Must Pay Income Tax on Worker’s Comp benefits Comments (Count)


    USPS seeks rate hike for first class mail parcels effective August 2016

    USPS has filed  a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to establish the 2017 Promotional Program in addition to adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product.  Comments (Count)


    NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

    The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC Comments (Count)


    Video: Stinky situation! Postal Employee dumps mail into sewer in Washington DC

    It appears a postal worker last week was tired of delivering the mail, and decided to pull up to a D.C. Water catch basin  and dump mail into the sewer system.  Comments (Count)


    Grand Alliance Holds Hearing on Future of Postal Service; Takes Stand Against Privatization

    APWU: Raises to be Applied to PSE Exception Pay in Motor Vehicle Craft

    EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

    Arkansas postal worker finds kids alone, covered in feces

    Marijuana by mail on the rise in Austin

    USPS OIG: Revenue Forgone

    USPS OIG: How Good is Business Mail Acceptance?

    Senator asks ‘What on earth did you think would happen?’ as contractor hired for national security work abruptly goes out of business

    Video: Postal worker fights with NJ woman – Was she racist, rude or right?


    May 16,  2016

    Three Postal Workers found dead in possible murder-suicide

    The Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department issued the following press release surrounding the deaths of three postal workers  Comments (Count)


    OIG recommends USPS monitor management performing craft work and vacancies

    The Postal Service did not effectively manage workhours for postmasters and supervisors performing bargaining unit work to ensure they complied with the agreement and controlled costs.  Comments (Count)


    Video of getaway car in robbery of postal worker

    Video: Brazen burglars steal mail using master key in Pasadena condo complex 

    Video: Suspected Thieves Use Key to Clean Out Mailboxes in Sherman Oaks CA

    GSA says cyber ‘mistake’ was ‘no breach'; others investigate

    NALC: Thank you for helping to Stamp Out Hunger

    USPS Picks Up  Food to stamp out hunger


    May 15,  2016

    Australia Post could abandon plan to charge customers up to $9 fee for uncollected parcels


    May 14,  2016

    Montana Postal Worker charged with theft of postal funds

    Tiffin OH Food Drive dedicated to letter carrier

    Postal Views Podcast #41 (Postal Banking)


    May 13,  2016

    Video: Postal Worker Attacked, Beaten Unconscious In Arlington Texas

    A postal worker is recovering on Friday night after Arlington Police said he was attacked and beaten unconscious while delivery mail. Comments (Count)


    USPS Linda Malone named Area VP Capital Metro Area; Cintron and Cronkhite

    Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan announced the appointment of Linda M. Malone as Vice President, Area Operations, Capital Metro Area   Comments (Count)


    Video: Florida Mail carrier, boyfriend accused of stealing credit cards

    A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on allegations that they stole numerous credit cards and used them in various transactions.   Comments (Count)


    Iowa Postmaster indicted on misappropriation charges Inc. Prepares to Take 1-Hour Delivery Mainstream

    UPS My Choice Service Enables Users To Track Location Of Their Delivery On Live Map 

    Car Crashes Into Fulshear Post Office


    May 12,  2016

    Video: USPS ‘doing well,’ loss of $2 billion a congressional ‘hoax’ – Union boss

    The US Postal Service has been hamstrung by Congress and the agency is not getting a single dime of taxpayer money despite losing $2 billion last year. But it’s not all bad news: Comments (Count)


    Controversial Charges dismissed against NY Letter Carrier arrested on-duty

    Glen Grays was cuffed and put in the back of the unmarked vehicle, which then drove away — leaving the postal van unattended. Grays was charged with disorderly conduct and issued a summons to appear in court. Brooklyn postal worker Glen Grays speaks about his NYPD arrest, charges being dropped  Comments (Count)


    Video: Retired postal worker hikes Appalachian Trail

    A retired Tyler postal worker is taking the journey of a lifetime. Bobby Abel is hiking the Appalachian Trail one month a year. Right now, he’s in the middle of his second leg, hiking from Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  Comments (Count)


    NYC postal worker arrested for throwing out four bags of mail after one month on the job

    Postal Worker sentenced to 12 months probation for mail theft

    Tennessee Mail Carrier Sentenced For Narcotics Conspiracy

    Wheeler OR Post Office closed indefinitely

    Video: Historic Auburn CA Post Office May Soon Close Its Doors

    Video: Mail Thefts Soar As Thieves Target Mailboxes, Post Office Drop-Offs

    Wal-Mart testing 2 day shipping subscription service to rival Amazon Prime

    Video: No mail delivery in Seattle neighborhood for 3 years

    Kentucky mail carrier injured in garage fire

    FedEx and UPS to increase surcharges for oversized packages

    Joplin's new postmaster speeds up service


    May 11,  2016

    Postal Service Releases Annual Dog Attack City Rankings

    The Postal Service announced that 6,549 employees were attacked by dogs last year as it released its annual top dog attack city rankings.   Comments (Count)


    OSHA issues final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

    Structural issues temporarily close Raymond post office

    Reward up to $25K offered to find men who robbed Pompano Beach postal worker

    USPS calls on Congress to fix its ‘fundamental financial challenges’

    Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

    eBay Extends Drop Off Service to 1,600 FedEx Stores

    Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money

    Small child doing well after being hit by postal truck in Euless, TX


    May 10,  2016

    USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

    The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), an increase of $788 million or 4.7 percent over the same period last year. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4 percent increase in Shipping and Package volume and pricing strategies. NALC: USPS $1.833 billion YTD operating profit  Comments (Count)


    House Oversight Hearing to Examine USPS need for postal reform legislation

    Reward Offered In Pompano Beach Postal Worker Robbery

    Is your mailman (unwittingly) a drug dealer?


    May 9,  2016

    Will USPS get tangled up in possible investigation of Amazon’s Prime Delivery practices

    Amazon has come under fire for being selective on which areas are eligible for its 'Prime Free Same-Day delivery'. Comments (Count)


    USPS OIG investigating arrest of on-duty letter carrier for possible federal violations

    NALC is troubled by this incident,” NALC President Fredric Rolando told The Washington Post. “We trust that the police department will investigate this matter thoroughly and expeditiously, and that any necessary actions will be taken.”  Comments (Count)


    USPS OIG using ‘Birkman Method’ for improving staff people skills

    According to PostalReporter reader: The USPS OIG Chief Data Office is conducting some touchy-feely seminars this month for their staff using the Birkman Method., a workplace psychological assessment. I wonder what your readers think of this Birkman Certified Organization Development Initiative?   Comments (Count)


    Cluster Mailboxes stolen from Neighborhood in San Antonio TX

    USPS fences off post office property in downtown Berkeley CA

    Postal Truck Hits Child in Euless

    Mail Carrier caught on video driving on wrong side of road in Charlotte County FL

    New Jersey firefighters free trapped letter carrier from flipped mail truck

    USPS to resume mail delivery to Pittsburgh street deemed too hazardous

    USPS: Tuesday’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Includes 2016 Stamp Category

    Man crashes into downtown Elgin post office

    USPS OIG: New York Morgan Processing and Distribution Center Efficiency

    USPS OIG: So Trendy

    Postal News Recap: NALC Food Drive, USPS Ads, APWU Contract, Mail Scam and more


    May 8,  2016

    Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive May 14, 2016

    Minnesota Post Office bombing still a mystery 40 years later

    Halted community mailbox program cost Canada Post $76 million

    Post office hour cuts taking toll

    Postal Service rep says no new post office for Royse City

    Post office lost painting of man's beloved, late wife


    May 7,  2016

    Louisiana postal employee pleads guilty to stealing gift cards

    Texas contract postal center closes abruptly, leaving hundreds without mail

    Postal Views Podcast #40 (USPS Biting Back)

    Our nation's drug problem is also a postal service problem

    Mailman who ruined Christmas can't even get to court on time

    25,000 and Counting: The Ultimate Post Office Photo Collection

    Rural Carriers Receive Million Mile Awards


    May 6,  2016

    APWU Contract Arbitration Hearings Conclude, Decision Expected in 30 to 60 Days

    Arbitration hearings on the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Postal Service have concluded and the union expects a decision in 30 to 60 days, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Comments (Count)


    Video: U.S. Postal Service Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes, Blocks Interstate 95 in NE Philadelphia

    Video: Michigan bulk mailer charged with scamming USPS out of more than $400K

    Chicago woman shot by home invader wearing postal uniform



    May 5,  2016

    Senator Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail Survey Inspires USPS Customer Service Program in North Dakota

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Postal Service, inspired by Heitkamp’s Fix My Mail initiative and survey, is launching a new customer service program U.S. Rep. Grace Meng works to Improve Mail Delivery in Queens


    Video: Women Wearing Postal Uniforms Part of Clever Identity Theft Scheme

    the women making huge purchases, authorities say, are pulling an incredible ruse that’s already damaged hundreds of lives across South Florida. Comments (Count)


    Georgia man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

    Man Narrowly Avoids Awning Collapse At La Mirada, CA Post Office

    OIG: Should the Postal Service Have Fewer Leased Trailers?

    USPS touts supply chain diversity as secret to customer service


    May 4,  2016

    OSHA proposes $120,000 in penalties for USPS workers continued exposure to equipment hazards at Virginia mail center  - OSHA opened an inspection on Oct. 27, 2015, after a complaint alleged hazards involving power industrial equipment at the facility. Inspectors issued citations after they found several repeatt violations   Comments (Count)


    Postal Inspectors Arrest Woman for Allegedly Pepper Spraying California Mail Carrier

    Postal Inspectors this morning arrested a Monrovia woman on federal charges of assaulting a mail carrier, who allegedly was subjected to racial epithets and then pepper sprayed in the face.   Comments (Count)


    NAPUS Call for Post Office Hour Reduction Moratorium Justified by Recent GAO Report

    Over the past 18 months, NAPUS has raised concerns about the lack of data to indicate the amount of money the U.S. Postal Service saved as a result of reduced post office hours and post office re-classifications. GAO questions USPS cost savings on POStPlan, USPS questions GAO's tone  Comments (Count)


    PRC Examines USPS 2015 Performance Goals and 2016 Performance Plan

    The Commission’s review finds that the Postal Service FY 2015 Report and FY 2016 Plan failed to meet three of four goals established, and partially met the fourth goal. Comments (Count)


    Ex-postal worker in Suffolk gets 13 months for $157,000 in workers' comp fraud

    Post man says farewell after 30 years on the job

    Cobb County couple: Is the post office forging signatures?

    Another rash of mailbox thefts in a northwest Bakersfield

    Postal Service puts in extra effort to find flying monkeys

    Audio: 'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service


    May 3,  2016

    USPS hires former FBI officer as new Information Technology vice president

    Jeffrey C. Johnson has joined USPS as Information Technology vice president,. Johnson previously served as chief technology officer for the FBI Comments (Count)


    NY Postmaster Relief charged with stealing nearly $20,000

    APWU: Corrections Continue on $56 Million Settlement

    New Jersey Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Steal And Cash Hundreds Of Postal Money Orders

    North Carolina post office under investigation for alleged employee theft

    Australia Post to charge customers up to $9 fee for uncollected parcels


    May 2,  2016

    USPS Study: Direct Mail Plays Critical Role in Reaching Millennial Voters

    Contrary to common assumptions about digitally connected millennials, a new joint survey demonstrates that young voters pay close attention to political mail  Comments (Count)


    Update: Houston letter carrier still in hospital after being hit by street racers

    The victim's son tells abc13 she had to be cut from the wreckage.


    USPS seeking nominees for its ‘Engagement Leader of the Year’ Awards

    The Postal Service has created an award to honor leaders who are involved, enthusiastic and committed to improving their workplace environments. Comments (Count)


    TSP Funds Grow for Second Month in a Row

    Ex-postal worker fraudulently received $157,000 in workers comp after claiming off-duty injury was on the job

    ACORN Canada and CUPW Come Together to Replace Predatory Lending with Postal Banking

    Should We Bring Back The Postal Banking System?

    Arrest made in death of retired postal worker in Gulfport

    USPS OIG: Scanning the Horizon

    Video: Mail Truck on Fire in Massachusetts

    Residents demand speeding crackdown after drag racers hit postal truck


    May 1,  2016

    Video: Houston letter carrier in critical condition after being hit by alleged street racers

    A postal worker was taken to the hospital Saturday after her mail truck was hit by two drivers allegedly speed racing. Comments (Count)


    Postal truck flips on side after getting rear-ended in Highgate VT

    Modesto mail carrier thwarts rock-throwing thief, saves wedding

    Mail delivery suspended after pit bulls bite mailman

    Woman arrested for using counterfeit mailbox key

    Sinkhole punctures Indiana post office parking lot


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